June 5, 2021

Lots of earthquakes, including magnitude 5.3, strike near Salton Sea Caused Damage?

A swarm of earthquakes has rocked the region around the Salton Sea over this past weekend, including one that measured at a magnitude of 5.3 according to the U.S Geological Survey on Saturday at 10:55 am Eastern Standard Time (EST). The strongest quake struck 9 miles from Niland and 24.9 miles away from El Centro measuring just under 6 kilometers deep as nearby Calipatria shook with a much smaller 4-kilometer earthquake not long after in Imperial County which is located where California meets Mexico's Baja Peninsula near Los Angeles county line between Mexicali and Cathedral City.Lots of earthquakes, including magnitude 5.3, strike near Salton Sea Caused Damage?

A swarm of earthquakes, including one that measured at a magnitude 5.3, rattled the area near the Salton Sea in Imperial County Saturday according to USGS data. The strongest quake struck on 10:55 am and was about 7 miles from Calipatria 9 miles from Niland 24.9 Miles away from El Centro with a depth of 5 km nearly 6 kilometers deep which is relatively shallow for an earthquake measuring this large.

Where did it happen?

A series of earthquakes, including a magnitude 5.3 quake, shook the Imperial Valley in California yesterday afternoon. Tremors from this earthquake were felt as far north as San Diego and Oceanside-Escondido across to Mexico where they caused damage near Tecate City on the Mexican side of the border with the US mainland at Tijuana/San Ysidro crossing point between two countries according to the U.S Geological Survey (USGS).

The shaking felt in San Diego, Oceanside, Escondido, and across the U.S.-Mexico border was due to an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.3 that followed other smaller earthquakes within ten minutes that had magnitudes 4.6, 4.3, 4.1, and 4%.

 

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